Solitaire Till Dawn X

The Finest Solitaire
for Mac OS X 10.5 and earlier
Also available for Mac OS 7, 8, and 9

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Praise for
Solitaire Till Dawn X


"Solitaire Till Dawn is the best solitaire game I've seen on any platform."
Dan Frakes, Macworld Magazine

"Couldn't be more pleased."
VersionTracker User Review


"Solitaire Perfection" User Review

Solitaire Now

"My hat's off to Rick Holzgrafe. He just keeps improving it." User Review

"By far the best solitaire game." User Review

"This is a wonderful piece of shareware that everyone needs to try."
James R. Stoup, Apple Matters

And here's what people have said about
Solitaire Till Dawn
for Classic Mac OS!

"Freakin' Awesome!"


"Beautifully organized and rendered ... In a nutshell, solitaire lovers:
Download now."
Chris Oakes,
MacUser Software Central


"Here is where the good solitaire games get separated from the great solitaire games. The interface was fantastic."
Gregory R. Birgfeld



"This game is beautifully implemented ... the perfect solution for anyone wanting to play Solitaire on their Mac"


"Imaginitive graphics are just one highlight of these games"
File Mine


Four Cows






Kids Domain


"Computer solitaire is the biggest blow to productivity that the world economy has ever seen (except for that pesky Black Death in the 14th century), and Solitaire Till Dawn does its part to bring slacking at work to the Mac."


"Solitaire Till Dawn is a great example of the many varieties of Solitaire... There's a reason he called it 'Solitaire Till Dawn!'"


"This is the all-time, drop-dead, must-have solitaire program"
Owen W. Linzmayer ,
Owen Ink


"You can't claim solitaire bragging rights until you've mastered the incredible variety of games in this package."
Liz Enbysk
ZDNet AnchorDesk


"My favorite gift this season is a piece of shareware called Solitaire Till Dawn ... I can spend hours playing it."
Harvey Barnett ,

"Here's a great all in one package of games"

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Solitaire Till Dawn for Lion and later is available in the App Store!
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  • 100 different solitaire games, with more to come!
  • Beautiful cards with your choice of artwork!
  • Smart Cards - Just click to play!
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo!
  • Snapshots for easy Undo to a remembered position!
  • Tell Me When I'm Stuck - Only in Solitaire Till Dawn!
  • Online Rules for all games, with strategy tips!
  • Toolbar for easy access to features!
  • Separate Settings and scores for everyone in your family!
  • Create Your Own Decks from your own digital photos!

    Try before you buy! Download Solitaire Till Dawn X and play up to 100 free games. If you don't like it, just throw it away. If you do like it, you can purchase a registration key that will fully unlock the copy you have already downloaded.

    Solitaire Till Dawn X costs just $24.95.

    Latest Version

    Solitaire Till Dawn X 1.5.1 [Download]

    Requires: Mac OS 10.1.4 through 10.5.x. Compatible with Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, and Leopard. Runs on PPC and Intel-based Macs.

    Compatible with: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but requires installation of Rosetta. Rosetta is included with Snow Leopard, but by default is not installed.

    NOT compatible with: Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion). We are working on an upgrade, and you can follow our progress at the Solitaire Till Dawn blog, but for now Solitaire Till Dawn will not run on Lion or Mountain Lion.

    What's New: Version 1.5.1 fixes a small compatibility problem with Leopard, which only affected users attempting to purchase a registration key. Version 1.5 added five new games, and the long-overdue Start This Game Over menu item.

    New Games

    Five new games were added in version 1.5, bringing the total to 100 different kinds of solitaire! The new games are Double Scorpion, Intelligence, Klondike Holdout, Penguin, Tournament.

    The Games

    The games vary from the very simple to the very complex. Your favorites are here, along with some you may never have seen before. In fact, two of the games were invented especially for Solitaire Till Dawn! Some are easy to win, some almost impossible to win. Some require little or no strategy, for those times when you just want a little relaxation. Others offer great rewards to the strategic thinker, for those times when you want a challenge.

    (Many solitaires have more than one name. For each game, we've listed all the alternate names that we know of.)

    1. Accordion (Idle Year, Tower of Babel)
    2. Aces High (Aces Up, Idiot's Delight)
    3. Addiction
    4. Agnes
    5. Auld Lang Syne (Patience)
    6. Baker's Dozen
    7. Baker's Game (Baker, Baker Solitaire)
    8. Beleaguered Castle
    9. Betsy Ross
    10. Bisley
    11. Calculation (Progression)
    12. Canfield (Fascination, Demon, Devil's Own; incorrectly called Klondike)
    13. Carpet
    14. Chameleon
    15. Chessboard (Fives)
    16. Colorado
    17. Cotillion (Contradance)
    18. Cruel
    19. Decade
    20. Deuces
    21. Diamond Rush (Diamond, Cory's Game)
    22. Double Klondike
    23. Double Scorpion
    24. Dutchess
    25. Eagle Wing (Thirteen Down)
    26. Easthaven (Aces Up)
    27. Eight Off
    28. Five Piles (Baroness, Thirteen)
    29. Flower Garden (The Garden, Bouquet)
    30. Fourteen Out (Fourteen Puzzle, Take Fourteen)
    31. Fortress
    32. Fortune's Favor
    33. Forty Thieves (Big Forty, Napoleon at St. Helena, Roosevelt at San Juan)
    34. Four Seasons (Corner Card, Vanishing Cross)
    35. FreeCell
    36. Gargantua
    37. Golf
    38. Good Measure
    39. Grandfather's Clock
    40. Grandma's Game
    41. Hamlet
    42. Indian
    43. Intelligence
    44. King Albert (Idiot's Delight)
    45. Kings in the Corner
    46. Klondike Easy
    47. Klondike Familiar (Chinaman, Fascination, Triangle; incorrectly called Canfield)
    48. Klondike Holdout
    49. Klondike Strict (Vegas)
    50. La Belle Lucie (Alexander the Great, Clover Leaf, Midnight Oil, Three Shuffles and a Draw)
    51. Manx
    52. Miniature Golf
    53. Miss Milligan
    54. Miss Milligan Easy
    55. Montana (Gaps)
    56. Mount Olympus
    57. Mount Sunflower by Randy Rasa
    58. Mount Sunflower Easy by Randy Rasa
    59. Old Patience (Try Again, Sir Tommy)
    60. Osmosis (Treasure Trove)
    61. Patriarchs
    62. Peek
    63. Penguin
    64. Puss in Corner
    65. Pyramid
    66. Quadrille (Captive Queens, The Queen's Lace Handkerchief)
    67. Rainbow
    68. Red-Black Spider (Two-Suit Spider)
    69. Rouge et Noir (Red and Black)
    70. Russian Solitaire (Yukon Strict)
    71. Royal Rendezvous
    72. Scorpion
    73. Shamrocks (Three-Card Fan)
    74. Simple Addition (Thirteens)
    75. Simplicity
    76. Spider
    77. Spiderette
    78. Stalactites (Old Mole, Grampus)
    79. Strategy
    80. Streets and Alleys
    81. Storehouse (Thirteen Up, The Reserve)
    82. Sultan (Sultan of Turkey, Emperor of Germany)
    83. Tabby Cat
    84. Terrace (Queen of Italy)
    85. The Towers (Seahaven Towers)
    86. The Wish
    87. Thirteens by Randy Rasa
    88. Thirty Thieves
    89. Thumb and Pouch
    90. Tough Sell
    91. Tournament (La Nivernaise, Nivernaise, Napoleon's Flank)
    92. Trefoil
    93. TriPeaks
    94. Westcliff
    95. Westcliff Strict
    96. Whitehead
    97. Whitehead Easy
    98. Will o' the Wisp
    99. Windmill (Propeller)
    100. Yukon


    More Card Games

    Here are links to some great solitaire and card game sites -- just in case Solitaire Till Dawn doesn't quite eat up all your spare time!

    • Solitaire Central -- A great site for solitaire, created and maintained by Randy Rasa. Solitaire Central has links to software for both Mac and Windows, links to solitaires you can play in your Web browser (Web TV users, try this!), links to rules for different solitaires, a bibilography, a glossary, and more. Solitaire Central is also host to Randy's own excellent solitaires for Windows and DOS.
    • The House of Cards -- Another of Randy Rasa's sites, with links for card games in general although the focus is still on solitaire.
    • The Game Cabinet -- Go here to learn about almost any kind of game. This site features non-computer board, card, and other kinds of games, both traditional and new. Here you'll find rules, lists, discussions, and many more pointers. And even a few pointers to computer implementations of some of these non-computer games!
    • Card Games , maintained by John McLeod, is a marvelous and comprehensive collection of information about card games, organized both by type and by name. Tile and Domino games are covered as well. John is actively collecting more information, so stop by and help him build!
    • Card Game Webwaves is Jouni Miettunen's collection of links to solitaire and card game Web sites. If you want more than just solitaire, or if your computer is not a Macintosh, look here. Jouni also offers rules for several interesting solitaires.
    • Pretty Good Solitaire -- Tom Warfield's shareware solitaire for Windows. 200 games in one program! Check this out if you or a friend need a good solitaire program for your Windows computer.
    • Virtual Cards is Griff Hazen's do-it-yourself game environment for Windows. Griff says you can create your own multi-player card games and play them with your friends.

Last Modified November 5, 2014